Police carry out dawn raids across north of England Merseyside targeting county lines drug gangs

Police arrest 46 people during dawn raids on ‘drug dens’ in huge county lines crackdown dubbed ‘Project Medusa’ – with ‘significant’ haul of Class A narcotics and £20,000 seized

Fiver police forces worked together on ‘Project medusa’ to raid 11 properties 46 arrested, 36, from Merseyside, 5 from Lancashire, 1 Cumbria and 1 ScotlandAnother 3 were arrested at train stations or inside train carriages on Wednesday 

Police stormed 11 properties across northern England and Scotland in dawn raids targeting county lines drug gangs today. 

Five police forces worked together to arrest 46 people on suspicion of drug offences and confiscate a ‘significant’ amount of Class A drugs and cash.  

Inside one address in Liverpool they found £20,000 as a well as an imitation gun and a hoard of mobile phones. 

Of those arrested, 36 people were from Merseyside areas, five were from Lancashire, one was from Cumbria and one other was picked up in Scotland.

Another three people were arrested by British Transport Police at train stations and on board trains.

Police also said five ‘vulnerable young people’ were being safeguarded following the raids.  

Police stormed 11 properties across northern England and Scotland in dawn raids today targeting county lines drug gangs (one pictured)

Inside one address in Liverpool they found £20,000 (cash pictured) as a well as an imitation gun and a hoard of mobile phones

Inside one address in Liverpool they found £20,000 (cash pictured) as a well as an imitation gun and a hoard of mobile phones

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